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Liz Perrett

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Burnt Yates Cricket Club: on Saturday, June 1, the first XI is away to Masham 2 while the second XI is at home Ripley 3. Both matches get underway at 2pm. On Wednesday, June 5, the first XI is playing Ripley A away whilst the second XI is at home to Ripley B. The match will start at 6.30pm.

YCA News: seven ladies from the Burnt Yates cum Hartwith branch went along to Markington Village Hall earlier this month to enjoy supper with members from the other groups and be entertained by the very talented dancer and singer Karen Clegg who brought the ladies the story of how she got into showbiz and travelled the world. Interspersed were songs from the shows which meant a lot to her during her career. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 4 when Isobel Stirk will be talking about the lives of the Bronte Family at 7.30pm at the school in Burnt Yates. The ladies have also been invited to be the guests of the Bishop Monkton/Burton Leonard branch on June 5 when Millinery in Miniature is the theme for the evening.

Table Top Sale: with dress rail. Hampsthwaite’s Wednesday Group is holding another fundraiser for this year’s chosen charity on June 1 from 10am-noon at the Village Room. Good quality items or unwanted gifts are being sought but it is emphasised this is not a jumble sale. Refreshments will also be served along with toasted teacakes.

Duck Race: tickets are now on sale at £2 each for the Birstwith and Hampsthwaite Duck Race on June 1. The first prize (any colour) is £100 the second prize (blue) £50 and the second prize (yellow) £50. In addition, each ticket purchased will be entered into the Lucky Duck draws at The Station and The Joiners Arms on race day. The ducks will be sent off from Wreakes Bridge, Birstwith, at 2.30pm following a lunchtime family fun party at The Station with live music by Corpus Christi Brass. The race ends about two hours later at Hampsthwaite Bridge followed by an evening BBQ at The Joiners Arms with live music by Soul Finger.

Concert in Hampsthwaite: Pat Jordan and Band Finnians Rainbow are appearing at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall on Sunday, June 2 at 7.30pm. For more information or to reserve tickets ring 770609.

Hampsthwaite WI: next meeting on Monday, June 3 when the talk is entitled Tea & Coffee East of the Mississippi with Simon Duffin. This is an opportunity to hear how the culture of coffee and tea drinking differs in the USA. Whilst working in the USA Simon and his wife visited many American towns with UK or European place names to find the best places for a cuppa.

Burnt Yates School News: on Wednesday, June 26 at 3pm the juniors will be presenting their musical concert. This is a culmination of their work with Miss Cairns and they will be performing a variety of musical pieces. Parents and friends are welcome to go along to the school hall and enjoy a musical extravaganza.

Hampsthwaite Gardening Club: meeting on May 15, was the last one of the ‘Club’ year and was well attended with members hearing from Phil Dunnett from Ribblesdale Plant Centre at Preston, who proved to be a mine of information on Ornamental Grasses. He brought along many examples, and even gave out lists so his audience could get to grips with the long plant names he spoke about. He and Angela, his wife, set up a great display of grasses and the plants they complimented, giving lots of good tips and ideas. The outing will take place to Holden Clough Nursery on Wednesday, June 19 and I suspect at this late stage there are unlikely to be seats available but on the off chance of a cancellation, it might be an idea to ring Maureen on, 01423 770449 if you fancy going.

Hampsthwaite Feast: the plans are well advanced although as always, more help is needed even if it is only for an hour or so at some stage over the weekend.

Niddart Trail: thank you to Lynn Cook and John Clapperton who have taken over the organisation of the 2013 trail which will be taking place from August 15 to 26 and at present there will be about 40 exhibitors in 25 locations. This is the last call for anybody else who would like to exhibit.